Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Ashton Kutcher Thinks Twitter Is For Wooing

“A lot of times my wife and I sit across from each other and tweet… it’s the same reason you send roses to a woman at work. Sometimes people like to be adored in public.”

Ashton Kutcher on why he and his wife, Demi Moore, are so public about their relationship on Twitter. People especially like being adored in public when the public thinks your marriage is an annoying sham. [Reuters] Keep reading »

10 Logo Redesign Fails

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I don’t necessarily love change. I’m still not over the fact that Carly on “General Hospital” has been played by four actresses, as if I wouldn’t notice a difference. When I’m handed something non-fat and assured, “You won’t taste the difference,” I sure as hell do. I like things the way I like ‘em, which is why I’m happy that Gap decided to scrap its plans to use the logo on the right as its new branding. I cosign what Annika said in her blog post on the subject: “Maybe Gap should put more effort into designing fresh clothes, rather than a logo, and it won’t have to remake its image to drum up sales.” Zing!

Gap was wise to listen to internet outrage and go back to the drawing board. Even though my feedback is a little late, I hope these other companies that have attempted logo redesigns will hear me out.

10 Portraits Of Lady Gaga Before She Was Lady Gaga

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Gaga grew up on the Upper West Side, her father ran a company which installed Wi-Fi in hotels and her mother was a V.P. at Verizon for a while. She and her sister went to Sacred Heart, a catholic private school, and Gaga worked as a waitress at a diner on the Upper West Side, using one of her first paychecks to buy a Gucci purse. Early on, she realized that if she auditioned for plays and musicals, she could meet boys at the catholic boys’ school. Some of her classmates recall that during performances, she would only respond to her character’s name. I guess not that much has changed? [NYMag.com]

Pretzel Crisps Strikes Again With New Ad Campaign

Remember a few months ago, when Pretzel Crisps debuted their “new look” with ads touting that “you can never be too thin”? And then remember how they pulled those ads after the blogosphere flamed the company for using pro-anorexia language to cheekily sell their product? Well, Pretzel Crisps has a new ad campaign and the company seems to have changed its tune and is now thumbing its nose at critics. “We’re thin and stacked so lose the old bag,” the ad campaign’s slogan, plays upon an offensive trifecta — you can never be too thin, too busty, or too young. Weak. My hummus shall miss using you as a vehicle, Pretzel Crisps. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

8 Celebs Who’ve Been Blindsided By Divorce

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Actress Laura Dern was apparently totally blindsided when her hubby, Grammy winner Ben Harper, filed for a divorce this week. The two have been married since 2005 and have two kids together. Meanwhile, Harper claims in the legal documents that they’ve been separated since January, but friends of the couple say they’ve been traveling together all year and were intimate maybe as recently as last week. I’m not sure why family friends know their love-making schedule, but how hard is it to have a sit-down before filing divorce papers? I guess Hollywood is all about the dramatic exits? [TMZ]

After the jump are a few other celebs who’ve been blindsided with divorce papers.

Daniel Radcliffe Is Single And Ready To Mingle

“I’ve been in relationships from the age of 14 and now I’m single. I said to a friend the other day, ‘Dude, I’m doing a show with dancers. I’ve got to be single.’ He was like, ‘Don’t sleep with anyone in your own show. That’s a mistake.’ It’s good advice. But I’m not sure I’ll stick to it.”

Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t think he’ll be able to help himself from getting down with his sexy co-stars when he appears in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway this spring. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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